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Horror Photos Reveal Extent of Saudi War Crimes In Yemen

18 year old Saida Ahmad Baghili

Horror photos reveal millions starving in Yemen amid fears an entire generation could be crippled by hunger


A third of children under five years old are suffering from acute malnutrition.


GRAPHIC pictures have exposed the true horror of war-torn Yemen where millions of people are starving, with many children dying of hunger.

A staggering 10,000 people have been killed during the 18-month war, with more than 14 million going hungry and at least half of them starving.


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Babies have been left disfigured because their mums were too weak to breastfeed
Saida Ahmad Baghili, 18, lies on a bed at the al-Thawra hospital where she receives treatment for severe acute malnutrition in the Red Sea port city of Houdieda, Yemen

Saida Ahmad Baghili, 18, lies on a bed at the al-Thawra hospital where she receives treatment for severe acute malnutrition in the Red Sea port city of Houdieda, Yemen

The UN World Food Programme said Yemen now has one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world because of a blockade and bombing by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition.

Muhannad Hadi, head of WFP in the Middle East, said: “Hunger is increasing every day and people have exhausted all their survival strategies.

“Millions of people cannot survive without external assistance.”

The war has also left 21 million people dependent on food and medical aid, the Times report.

A third of children under five years old are suffering from acute malnutrition – forced to eat grass and drink seawater because of a shortage of aid.

Some of the worst affected are babies who were left disfigured because their mums were too weak to breastfeed.

They had to rely on sugar water instead.

The health service now faces huge financial strain as ministers admit it had “run out of funds”.

A third of children under five years old are suffering from acute malnutrition

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A third of children under five years old are suffering from acute malnutrition
The UN's children agency UNICEF estimates that three million people are in need of immediate food supplies in Yemen,

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The UN’s children agency UNICEF estimates that three million people are in need of immediate food supplies in Yemen
A man lies in a hospital bed after he was injured in a Saudi-led airstrike on Saturday that hit a funeral hall packed with thousands of mourners, in Sanaa, Yemen

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A man lies in a hospital bed after he was injured in a Saudi-led airstrike on Saturday that hit a funeral hall packed with thousands of mourners, in Sanaa, Yemen
A forensic expert investigates the scene at the air-stricken community hall

A forensic expert investigates the scene at the air-stricken community hall

“An entire generation could be crippled by hunger,” Torben Due, WFP director in Yemen, said.

Before the war Yemen relied on imports for 90 per cent of its food, medicine and fuel but now the country is now receiving 30 per cent of what it needs.

Photographs have been released showing teenagers dying of hunger  in the Red Sea city of Hodeida.

Emaciated teen Saida Ahmad Baghili, 18, is bedridden and unable to eat.

She suffered malnutrition five years ago after food and medical supplies were cut off to the area.

“Her father couldn’t [afford to] send her anywhere,” her aunt, Saida Ali Baghili, said.

“Before the aid we were surviving on anything edible like green leaves, grass.”

It's thought 1.5 million children suffer from malnutrition

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It’s thought 1.5 million children suffer from malnutrition

As well as an alleged blockade, Saudi Arabia has barred d all commercial flights into and out of Sana’a, Yemen’s capital.

People are dying because they are not allowed to travel abroad,” said George Khoury, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen.

But Saudi Arabia has denied claims of a blockade on Yemen.

Officials say restrictions are only in place to stop the Houthi rebels from getting hold of weapons.

Major General Ahmed Asir, coalition spokesman said: “No, there is no blockade.

“Control is different from blockade, which means that nobody can enter or leave the country.”

Brit. “Humanitarian Chief,” Blind To Western War Crimes, Slams Russia For Aleppo

Humanitarian Chief, Russian Diplomat Spar at UN


The U.N. humanitarian chief accused Russia and Syria on Wednesday of using bombing and starvation tactics in eastern Aleppo to push people to surrender or to death, triggering an unusual verbal attack on a U.N. official from the Russian ambassador.

The verbal fireworks exploded after Undersecretary-General Stephen O’Brien briefed the U.N. Security Council on what he called “the apocalyptic horror” in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, where 400 people have been killed and nearly 2,000 injured in less than a month, many of them children.

He blamed Syria for besieging the city and at the same time carrying out a bombing campaign with its Russian allies in a deliberate campaign to “make life intolerable, make death likely.”

Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said it was “outrageous” that O’Brien spoke as if the bombings in eastern Aleppo are going on now when they have stopped for seven days, and for creating “the impression that chemical weapons have been used” in the rebel-held part of the city.

He demanded the evidence and accused O’Brien of failing to mention that government-held western Aleppo “has been hostage to the terrorists of al-Nusra,” the al-Qaida-linked extremist group.

Churkin told O’Brien that these and other omissions “make your statement unfair and dishonest.”

The council was supposed to go into closed consultations after O’Brien’s briefing. Instead Churkin, the current council president, allowed members to speak in the open session, which put a spotlight on the deep divisions that have made the U.N.’s most powerful body impotent in taking action to end the more than five-year Syrian conflict.

Referring directly to Russia without naming it, O’Brien called on “all council members who have operational military assets in Syria to take concrete steps to halt the aerial bombardment of civilian areas.”

He also read from leaflets dropped on eastern Aleppo by Syrian and Russian aircraft which he said make their intention “chillingly clear.”

“This is your last hope … Save yourselves,” the leaflets read. “If you do not leave these areas urgently you will be annihilated. … They left you alone to face your doom and nobody will give you any help.”

O’Brien demanded that all parties end “these medieval tactics” and grant humanitarian access to Aleppo and the hundreds of thousands of people trapped in 17 other besieged areas around the country.

The U.S., Britain and France strongly defended O’Brien and joined the attack on Russia.

“Does Russia believe that all the children who are being killed in eastern Aleppo are themselves al-Qaida members?” U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power asked.

And she told Churkin: “You don’t get congratulations and get credit for not committing war crimes for a day, or a week. That’s not how the international system is structured, and nor should it ever be.”

At the end of the meeting, O’Brien was given the floor to respond.

“As an international civil servant I do not retract, qualify or disclaim any fact or part of my earlier statement,” he said.

Addressing the Russian ambassador, he added, “I am prompted to state the age-old truth: Don’t shoot the messenger. Stand up for the beleaguered people of Syria and … stop the war now.”

Spain Offers to Refuel Russian Naval Strike Group

Spain Offers to Refuel Russian Naval Strike Group

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kuzThe Kuznetsov with a Royal Navy escort (UK MoD photo, undated)

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Spain faces criticism from its EU neighbors and from NATO over its willingness to allow a Russian naval strike group to refuel at the North African port of Ceuta, a Spanish-controlled enclave on the coast of Morocco.

The Russian battle group, led by the jump-ramp carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, will be escorted through the Strait of Gibraltar by the Spanish frigate Almirante Juan de Borbon and the logistics vessel Cantabria. If all proceeds as planned, its auxiliaries will then refuel and resupply at Ceuta on Wednesday morning, Spanish media report.

The Russian fleet is bound for waters off Syria, where it is expected to take part in an operation against rebel positions in the besieged city of Aleppo.

Russian and Syrian government bombing campaigns in and around Aleppo have generated a large number of civilian casualties, and the Council of the European Union issued a statement October 17 suggesting that the Russian strikes in Aleppo may be war crimes.

“Since the beginning of the offensive by the regime and its allies, notably Russia, the intensity and scale of the aerial bombardment of eastern Aleppo is clearly disproportionate,” the council wrote. “The deliberate targeting of hospitals, medical personnel, schools and essential infrastructure, as well as the use of barrel bombs, cluster bombs, and chemical weapons . . . may amount to war crimes.”

As one of the EU’s 28 member states, Spain is party to the council.

NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said that while it was up to Spain to choose whether to let the ships resupply, “we are concerned, and I have expressed that very clearly, about the potential use of this battle group to increase Russia’s ability and to be a platform for air strikes against Syria.”

“This is something I have conveyed very clearly before and I repeat those concerns today. I believe that all NATO allies are aware this battle group can be used to conduct air strikes against Aleppo and Syria,” he said.

Ceuta has long been a refueling stop for Russian naval vessels, much to the consternation of Spain’s NATO allies. Spain asserts that the port is technically not under the NATO umbrella, so its activities there do not violate treaty obligations.

However, on Tuesday, Spain’s Foreign Office appeared to be reconsidering its position on hosting the Kuznetsov’s fleet auxiliaries. “The latest stopovers requested are being revised at this time according to the information we are receiving from our allies and the Russian authorities,” the ministry said in response to an inquiry from The Spain Report.

Hindutva Press Asks the Question–Was Quetta Police Acad. Attack A “False Flag” Attack?

The Pakistani media says that the recent terrorist attack in Quetta that killed around 60 people and injured over 100 at a police academy indicates a trend that connects terror attacks after Pathankot. The trend referred to is of terrorists surprising their victims, firing indiscriminately and blowing themselves up. While the aim may be to draw similarities between India and Pakistan to surmise ‘Pakistan too is victim of terror’, what is new about this terror modus operandi?

But, by referring to the similarities between the attacks in India and Pakistan, Pakistan’s Daily Times appears to have stumbled upon the trend by design or default; the trend and modus operandi are the same because these terrorists have been radicalised, armed, equipped and trained by the same agency — Pakistan’s ISI, which not only radicalises these men but perhaps pumps opiates in them before they set out to commit ghastly and bizarre acts.

A Pakistani soldier stands guard outside the Police Training Center after an attack on the center in Quetta. Reuters

A Pakistani soldier stands guard outside the Police Training Center after an attack on the center in Quetta. ReutersA Pakistani soldier stands guard outside the Police Training Center after an attack on the center in Quetta. Reuters

Imran Khan’s latest accusation is that India is trying to implode Pakistan from within.

But why does India have to waste effort on this when Pakistan’s generals have made, and continue to make fine progress for Pakistan’s self-destruction. Remember [an article that Daily Times wants you to forget–ed.] Nasir Abbas Mirza’s write up ‘A Monstrous Experiment’ of 11 May, 2009 in Daily Times saying:

“There are thousands of madrasas spread all over Pakistan’s urban centres that are producing millions of neo-drones… Take a little boy and incarcerate him in a remote madrasa. Indoctrinate him with a distorted version of a religion and tell him that he does not belong to this world. Teach him about the fanciful world that awaits him in the heaven, and that in order to attain that he has to destroy everything that stands in his way, including his own body… At full steam ahead in Pakistan, this is a monstrous experiment in brainwashing and it is on a par with, if not worse than, Nazi Germany’s eugenics. They did it in the name of science; here, it is being done in the name of God and religion. On a very large scale, this is a hugely successful experiment in which nurture triumphs and nature takes a beating”

Michel Chossudovsky, professor at University of Ottawa, wrote in his article ‘The Destabilisation of Pakistan‘ in 2007 that Washington had been planning a scenario of disintegration and civil war in Pakistan for more than five years, US intelligence using Pakistan’s ISI as a go-between, had supported Al-Qaeda and its various affiliated organisations and ‘Talibanisation’ was the direct result of US-led covert operations. He went on to say that the US course consisted of fomenting social, ethnic and factional divisions and political fragmentation, including the territorial breakup of Pakistan, dictated by US war plans in relation to both Afghanistan and Iran.

But while Chossudovsky’s analysis may not be entirely relevant today, there is little chance Imran Khan would have read this either. However, the fact remains that the Pakistani generals have put Pakistan in the eye of the strategic geopolitical competition by opening the floodgates for China; in direct path of the hybrid Great Game between Nato and China with the Indian Ocean Rim fast becoming the centre of gravity for future conflict.

There is no doubt that Pakistan is finding itself in the uncomfortable position of diplomatic isolation, both at the regional and global level despite total patronage by China. Adam Szubin, US acting undersecretary on Countering the Financing of Terrorism recently stated, “We continue to urge our partners in Pakistan to go after all terrorist networks operating in their country. We stand ready to help them. But there should be no doubt that while we remain committed to working with Pakistan to confront ongoing terrorist financing and operations, the US will not hesitate to act alone, when necessary, to disrupt and destroy these networks”, adding, “The problem is that there are forces within the Pakistani government — specifically in Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI — that refuse to take similar steps against all the terrorist groups active in Pakistan, tolerating some groups — or even worse.”

Although Szubin’s remarks were delivered while was speaking at the Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC, his statement would have come as rude shock to Pakistan, rattled as it already is by the diplomatic offensive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the terrorist attack at Uri.

The deft moves to deflect from the unenviable position that Pakistan found itself in followed predictable moves. Posters appeared in Gujranwala, Pakistan’s Punjab with the Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) owning responsibility for the terrorist attack on the army base at Uri despite the evidence pointing at the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). These posters exhorted people to gather in Nawab Chowk of Gujranwala on 25 October to participate in the funeral in absentia of Muhammad Anas, alias Abu Siraqa, one of the four attackers killed in Uri on 18 September. The poster, also circulated on WhatsApp, stated that Hafiz Saeed, LeT chief would deliver a special address on the occasion.

Now why should the LeT own up to responsibility of the Uri terror attack at this stage?

That Pakistan wants to portray that the LeT is out of control is obvious. But the fact remains that both LeT and JeM are covert arms of the generals and Hafiz Saeed and Azhar Masood are accorded protection and special status by the Pakistani army. Otherwise, how would Hafiz Saeed address the funeral in absentia in Gujranwala on 25 October? Photographs of a meeting in Pakistan following India’s surgical strikes in the wake of the terror attack in Uri showed high-profile Pakistani ISI officials sitting along with Hafiz Saeed, Sirajuddin Haqqani and Abdullah Gul, son of former ISI chief Hamid Gul under whom LeT flourished.

In an earlier photograph, Abdullah Gul is seen with HuM’s Syed Salahuddin and Pakistani NSA Naseer Khan Janjua. Abdullah Gul provides legitimacy and funds to terror organisations like LeT, Hizbul Mujahideen and JuD, and is joined in these activities by Ijaz ul-Haq, former federal minister in Pakistan and son of former military dictator Zia ul-Haq under whom Talibanisation of the Pakistani army started being shaped.

The Islamic State and Pakistan Taliban have claimed responsibility for the Quetta attack while Pakistan has blamed the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ). US intelligence acknowledges that IS in Afghanistan-Pakistan consists of disgruntled elements of both the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban. Obviously they have been clubbed together and mixed with other terrorist groups, regulars from Mujahid battalions and ISI operatives. Pakistan has the handle on both Talibans through Sirajuddin Haqqani and has been employing Pakistan-based LeT, JeM, LeJ, Haqqanis to create mayhem in Afghanistan, lately targeting Hazaras to widen the sectarian divide.

Voice of America had earlier reported Afghanistan officially telling Pakistan Hafiz Saeed, former LeT chief is directing ISIS operations in Afghanistan. The ISI’s internal thinking reflected the accusations the R&AW had orchestrated the Mumbai, Pathankot and Uri terror attacks in India. So why not use LeJ to target the police academy at Quetta to lift pressure from diplomatic isolation? Is there any reason the Pakistani authorities are about how many of the 60-odd killed and over 100 injured are Shias and Balochis? Get the picture?

Of course, as always, the White House condemned the Quetta and said the US would support Pakistan in its fight against terrorism.

Case closed.

The author is a veteran Lieutenant-General of the Indian Army

Eight Torkham Border Policemen Killed in Taliban Attack

At least eight border policemen were killed in a Taliban attack on a police check post in Torkham on Monday night, a source told TOLOnews.

The attack took place at about 8pm local time after insurgents stormed the Khaibar check post in Torkham and shot dead eight border police, according to the source.

The Taliban seized all the equipment at the check post. However, reinforcements were able to re-take control of the check post after a few hours, the source said.

Security officials have not yet commented on the attack.

American Spy Plane Carrying French DGSE (their “cia”) Crashes At Malta Airport


[Five killed in a spy-plane leased to American “private contractor” company, CAE (formerly Canadian Aviation Electronics).  All reports state that all five of the dead were French occupants of the Swearingen SA227-AT Expediter, Aircraft N577MX, taking-off from Malta, but only three are described as DGSE, France’s CIA.]


Frenchmen killed in Luqa crash were members of DGSE – France’s equivalent of the CIA – reports

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The three ‘defence officials’ who perished in this morning’s plane crash along with two civilian contractors were members of the DGSE – France’s equivalent of the CIA and MI5.

The DGSE, which stands for General Directorate for External Security, is France’s external intelligence agency and falls under the French Ministry of Defence.

The Maltese government this afternoon said in a statement that the five Frenchmen who died in the fiery crash were “customs officials.” But the French government later gave a conflicting report and said three were “defence officials” and the other two were civilian contractors, which means paramilitary personnel employed by a private security company.

The French customs agency later denied that any of its officials were involved in the crash.

In the meantime several major French news establishments are reporting that the men belonged to the DGSE. These include Le Monde, Le Parisien and Le Figaro.

Western special forces and intelligence agencies have been working against ISIS in Libya for several months. Such operations usually come with a high level of deniability and are rarely officially acknowledged. Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela this afternoon denied that foreign military personnel were based out of Malta.

(List) 60 Killed In Terrorist Attack On Police Academy In Quetta

Militants attacked a Police Training Centre in Quetta, Pakistan late on Monday night. The overnight attack has left 60 cadets besides three militants dead, and 118 people injured, making it one of the deadliest strikes in the country this year, reported PTI.

The attack on the Balochistan Police College, 20 km from the province capital, began at around 11.10 pm last night, triggering an operation by Pakistani security forces who rescued hundreds of cadets from the academy.

Attackers reportedly entered the hostels of the training center from the front gate and opened fire, possibly also taking some police personnel hostage and injuring 118 cadets.

“44 shaheed 118 inj #QuettaAttack (sic),” Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister of Balochistan province tweeted Bugti had earlier told reporters that the attack had been carried out by three terrorists, cycling back on an earlier estimate by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of “five to six terrorists”.

While two of the militants had blown themselves up, one was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces, he said. He had put the casualties of policemen at 20. “Security forces including the Frontier Corps and Pakistan Army light brigade have cleared 95 per cent of the college area,” he had said, adding that there were around 700 police cadets and recruits in the college hostel when the attack took place.

The three terrorists were believed to be from the Al-Alimi faction of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant group affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban, Frontier Corps IG, Major General Sher Afghan said. He told reporters that the militants were communicating with handlers in Afghanistan and taking instructions from them.

Security forces had “cleared the college in four hours”, he said.

Policeman who was guarding the only entry point of the college was among those gunned down. Bugti said the injured people, mostly police cadets and security personnel, had been shifted to the Civil hospital, Bolan Medical College hospital and Military hospital in Quetta. “The condition of some is critical,” he said. He said there was a Frontier Corps official and captain among the injured.

Meanwhile, 200 of the 600 cadets, present in the centre’s hostel, have been rescued. Five or six terrorists attacked the training centre’s hostel in Sariab Road at around 11.30 pm, according to reports by the Dawn. The Police Training College is located at sarib Road in Quetta, Pakistan.

Chief of the paramilitary Frontier Corps Major General Sher Afgan told reporters that the attackers appeared to be in contact with handlers in Afghanistan. He said the attacker belonged to the banned Lashker-e-Jhangvi group, an Islamic militant group affiliated with al-Qaeda. He said that many of the trainees were killed when the gunmen detonated explosive vests.

The Chairman of Tehreek-e-Insaf and former captain Pakistan’s cricket team Imran Khan, condemned the attack and called it “cowardly”.

An emergency has been declared in all government hospitals of the provincial capital, with the injured shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta and the Bolan Medical Complex.

A statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the Pakistan Army and Frontier Constabulary troops arrived at the site along with extra contingents of security forces. A cordon was established and there was an exchange of gunfire. Explosions were heard inside the center.

An emergency has been declared in all government hospitals of the provincial capital, with the injured shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta and the Bolan Medical Complex. Militants have conducted attacks against security forces and national installations in Balochistan, which has been plagued by an insurgency and growing sectarian killings for more than a decade.

The attack came a day after separatist gunmen for the Baloch Liberation Army on a motorcycle shot dead two coast guards and a civilian in coastal town of Jiwani near the Gwadar port in the same province.

In August, a suicide bombing at the Civil hospital in Quetta killed 73 people, most of them lawyers. A splinter group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan as well as the IS claimed responsibility for carrying out the attack.


Quetta Police Training College Attack: Complete list of martyred personnel |

Quetta Police Training College Attack: Complete list of martyred personnel

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QUETTA: Quetta Police Training College, located at Sariab road in Provincial capital of Balochistan targeted on Monday night by terrorists, law enforcement agencies cleared the area after hours long operation.

Below is the list of Martyred security personnel:

1. Capt Rooh Ullah
1. 7923 Asif Murad (turbat)
2. 7928 Zubair Ahmed  (turbat)
3. 7948 Asif Hussain (turbat)
4. Muhammad Noor (panjgur)
5. 7952 Shah Khalid (Loralai)
6. 7951 M. Yousaf (Pashin)
7. 7888 Janib Ali (panjgur)
8. Murad (turbat)
9. Sartaj (turbat)
10. 7935 Mehmood (turbat)
11. Amir (Qilla Abdullah)
12. 7969 Waseem Jawad (turbat)
13. 7952 Liaqat Ali
14. 7974 Amin
15. 7966 M. Abbas (Qilla abdulah)
16. 7962 Shahbaz (Quetta)
17. 7964 Gulzar (turbat)
18. 7961 Abdul Hakim (turbat)
19. 7970 M. Yousaf (turbat)
20. 7971 Shakeel (gwdr)
21. 7926 Abdul Qadir (pasni)
22. 7965 M. Tayab (qillah Abdullah)
23. 7941 Salar Ahmed (dera bugti)
24. Abdul Wahid 7940 (Panjgr)
25. Dilawar 7956 (Qta)
26. Shuaib 7929 (Turbat)
27. Haider Ali 7968 (dera bugti)
28. Majid Ali 7937 (panjgur)
29. Shahid Hussain 7930 (turbat)
30. Sharad ud din 7953 (Qillah Abdullah)
31. Tariq 7939 (turbat)
32. Majid Ali 7979 (turbat)
33. Naveed Ahmed 7960 (panjgur)
34. Shahid Hussain 7957 (panjgur)
35.  AMIN Ullah 7972 (panjgur)
36. Mrhboob 7950 (panjgur)
37. Ismail 7931 (turbat)
38. Zahir Ahmed 7983 (panjgur)
39. Muhammad Hayat 7986 (harnai)
40. Ab Jabbar 7987 (Sibi)
41. Naseeb Ullah 7980 (Qilla Abdullah)
42. 7983 Muhammad Nasim (qilla abdullah)
43. 7958 Liaqat Ali (panjgur)
44. 7944 Chakar Ali (turbat)
45. 7967 Imdad (Qilla Abdullah)
46. Shuaib7929 Turbat
47. 7940 Ferdoos (turbat)
48. 7943 Ijaz (Khuzdar)
49. 7945 Ashfaq Ahmed (panjgur)
50. 7967 Sartaj Gani 7967 (turbat)
51. 7955 Abrar Ahmed (loralai)
52. Asif Hayat7990 Turbat
53. Mohib Ullah7963 (Mustung).
7 x unidentified dead bodies.


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